DLA Headquarters News

Women gaining an edge on men in the workplace with some setbacks says Pew official
Kim Parker, director of social trends research for the Pew Research Center, discusses demographics of women in the workplace with an employee at a Women's History Month observance at the McNamara Headquarters Complex March 20. Photo by Sunghee Chon
March 21, 2019 - Women make up almost 47 percent of the American workforce and the gender-wage gap is narrowing, a Pew Research Center official told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees March 20 during a Women’s History Month observance.

DLA Director signs sexual assault awareness, prevention proclamation
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams (center) signs the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation in the presence of agency senior leaders and DLA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager Renée Ferranti (right), at the McNamara Headquarters Complex March 20. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
March 20, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams signed the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation in the presence of agency senior leaders during the March 20 executive board meeting.

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Kari Riskedahl
Kari Riskedahl is the DLA Logistics Information’s business relationship manager to DLA Land & Maritime and chief of the Information Technology Operations Center Division.
March 19, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes March as Women’s History Month. In honor of women’s contributions to the agency’s global mission, DLA is highlighting female employees who work day in and day out to provide logistics support to America’s warfighters.

Butler embraces sea change in joint reserve force
Navy Master Chief Petty Officer James Butler will replace Navy Command Master Chief Bill Sherman as senior enlisted leader in the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force April 1.
March 18, 2019 - Navy Master Chief Petty Officer James Butler will replace Navy Command Master Chief Bill Sherman as senior enlisted leader in the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force April 1.

DLA Aviation News

DSCR Readies for Statewide Tornado Drill
Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees participated during the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s 2019 Statewide Tornado Drill March 19, 2019. William H. Bullock Sr, installation emergency manager with Security and Emergency Services, DLA Installation Management Richmond, said the drill is an opportunity for the entire installation to exercise the Occupant Emergency Plan. The primary steps of the plan are: seek shelter and accountability for all organizations on the installation.(Courtesy Graphic)
March 19, 2019 - Tornados might seem out of place in Virginia, which is nowhere near America’s so-called Tornado Alley, but they do happen here. And when they do, the aftermath can be devastating, which is why Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, employees participate in a Statewide Tornado Drill each year.

DLA Distribution News

Distribution’s Pulgar presented commander’s coin
DLA Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones (left) presents Shala Pulgar (right) a commander’s coin during an employee recognition event Feb. 26.
March 22, 2019 - Business Development’s Shala Pulgar received a commander’s coin during DLA Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones’ employee recognition event Feb. 26.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Skills to last a lifetime, theme of mentoring graduation ceremony
DLA Land and Maritime mentees and mentors graduate the Level II Mentoring Program Mar. 13 at Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. The 58 mentees were the first class to have been selected on a competitive bases. The nine month program promotes and improves professional relationships and skillsets.
March 15, 2019 - ceremony that culminated nine months of dedication and work in the Level II Mentoring Program March 13 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus Operations Center Auditorium. Level II is a voluntary, formal mentoring program for associates at the general salary grades 9 through 12.

Logistics In Action

Mass. Air Guard maintainer views sheet metal work as art
Airman 1st Class Jose Lozada Jr., a sheet metal technician with the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing, removes rivets to repair cracks on an F-15 Eagle tail cone in Westfield, Massachusetts, March 3, 2019. Lozada, who also has automotive body and repair jobs on the civilian side, said that even after a little more than a year of working in aircraft structural maintenance, the thrill of being around F-15s still hasn't worn off.
March 20, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Airman 1st Class Jose Lozada Jr. believes aircraft structural maintenance is more than just repairing physical damage.

DLA Disposition Services News

Excess equipment provides aid in Nebraska floods
Stranded hospital staff and family members are loaded into a former military truck to be transported home, away from flood waters in Fremont, Nebraska.  After the emergency is over the truck will be converted for use in firefighting and then issued to a volunteer fire department.
March 21, 2019 - As the flood waters rose in Nebraska, equipment provided by DLA Disposition Services was used to rescue people from the flood waters.

DLA Energy News

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Daniele Bradford
Daniele Bradford is a DLA Energy Europe and Africa staff analyst who said she is the “air traffic controller” for her team, keeping everyone safely moving in the right direction to get the mission done.
March 22, 2019 - Every year March is designated as Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. In honor of this tradition, Defense Logistics Agency Energy is recognizing some of its top-notch female employees who are making a difference as champions of Warfighter support.

DLA Troop Support News

DLA Troop Support Indo-Pacific warfighter support
DLA Troop Support Indo-Pacific forward logistics specialist Bobbie Delgado, standing in the right foreground, observes the loading of more than $410,000 in subsistence supplies March 14, 2019 in Guam. The supplies were loaded in support of a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training Exercise, an advanced surface warfare training event conducted with Navy cruiser and destroyer units to enhance interoperability and combat effectiveness. Troop Support Indo-Pacific’s Guam Area Office team supported more than eight ships to supporting the warfighters’ readiness. Photo courtesy of Brandon Neris.
March 22, 2019 - As a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support headquartered in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific works directly with customers and industry partners to support the military during day-to-day operations, humanitarian assistance and contingency missions. These photos represent some of the warfighter support they have provided throughout the region over the March 3-14 timeframe.